|Product||ZTE Anthem 4G (MetroPCS)||ZTE Avid 4G (MetroPCS)||LG Motion 4G (MetroPCS)||Nokia Lumia 521 (T-Mobile)|
|Price||MSRP: $219.00||$144.83||$149.95||$29.99 to $79.95|
|CNET editors' rating||2.5 stars||3 stars||3.5 stars||3 stars|
|Average user rating||4 stars||4 stars||4 stars||5 stars|
|Release date||Info unavailable||December 19, 2012||August 30, 2012||April 27, 2013|
|Bottom line|| |
With its slow processor and older software, only desperate Android shoppers should consider ZTE's Anthem 4G.
Though the Avid features Ice Cream Sandwich and operates on MetroPCS 4G network, the carrier has other LTE devices that are faster, smoother, and sometimes, even cheaper.
MetroPCS' LG Motion 4G is worth it for price-conscious customers who want a contract-free 4G LTE-enabled device, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and a swift processor.
Nokia's Lumia 521 is one of the best bargain smartphones on any platform, but skip it if LTE is of paramount concern.
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